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    Wood termites don't like

    What kind of wood do termites like the least????? Would it be as good as if I treat treat the wood with the green termite treatment????
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    Sandwich a beam

    Now that makes sense. Thank you
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    Sandwich a beam

    So project has started. I am sanding the paint off both sides. Plan on using Loctite PL3X. 3/4" CDX on he inside, and ACX on the out side. Nail gun nails. One question...... On the joints between the ply, would is be stronger if it were cut at an angle instead of 90'???? I would think more...
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    Repurposed Dryer Drum

    Climate change is because we have way to many people on the earth. Our population has exploded in the last 10 years. If someone really wants to do something useful to cut back on Co2. They should take a flying leap off a cliff. If all of these "green" people would do it to "save the planet"...
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    Best construction adhesive, wood to wood

    Going to jack it higher than even before adding the ply. I'm sure it will sag a little. It's been over 25 year since done, and it has sagged over an inch. Took out the sag with a pole, but the pole is always in the way. So it has to go. Friend who's going to help said not to spread the PL out...
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    Best construction adhesive, wood to wood

    There are so many out there. So many reviews and clips. So which is the strongest???? I'm looking for something to hold the surface of plywood to wood beam. Looking to repair a sagging beam by sandwiching it between 3/4" plywood. Sistering????
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    Oil based paint gone????

    Nationalist socialist state of hawaii. We don't have a smog problem. But sometimes, when the wind changed, the steam from the eruptions cover the island. I've had problems with water based paints not drying. That's why I went to oil based. Now no oil based, so I guess I have no choice.
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    Oil based paint gone????

    I went to look for some oil based paint, and seems no one here has any. One guy I talked to, said they've been out for a long time. I've heard that the gooberment wants to phase out oil based paints. It's just not green enough for people that have no idea about paints. Could it be true?????
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    Rotten Egg Smell When First Using Drain

    I also have the samething happen sometimes. It seems only from one sink. The kitchen sink. It's the closest sink to the main pipe. Drains is slow sometimes, so I use some Enzyme drain cleaner for a few days. Seems to work. We're on city water and sewer.
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    Roof is hot

    I got one of those laser temp guns, and have been checking the temp around the house. Normal temp is around 85' wall and ceiling. On really hot days it's 98' on the sun facing wall, and over 100' at the ceiling. I can feel the heat coming from the ceiling. Kind of like a broiler in the house. We...
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    Solar Attic Fan

    I also was looking into solar roof vent. More of the gable fan type, not the hole in the roof type. But the solar fan has so little power, it just not worth it.
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    Oil based paint

    Went looking for oil based paint and primer. None to be found. Guy at hd said been out for months. What's going on?????
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    Sandwich a beam

    Would it better to screw or nail it???? What kind of glue would be the best???? The pole is just in the way. Only reason it's there is because of the sag. But it just has to go.
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    Sandwich a beam

    That would be a long plate.
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    Sandwich a beam

    Just one beam. Solar has been up there for over 25 years. It's the only thing on the roof. Nothing under but the garage. Water doesn't freeze here. No snow either...................at least not yet.
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    Sandwich a beam

    Thanks to all. He wants to use 3/4 ply on both sides. Two layers and staggered. Only thing above it is the solar water panels. Water is heavy. Plywood is ridiculous right now, but that pole is driving me crazy. He said ACX. Recommendations ??????
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    Sandwich a beam

    Not sure if that's what it's called. I have a beam over the garage. 20 feet long It was extended a while ago be adding a beam under it. It was sagging, so we put a post in the center of the span. The post has to go. It's always in the way. Friend said he has added 3/4 ply to both sides of beams...
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    Solar water heater temp gauges

    I found some on evil bay. Got three of them, with shipping, for $35. Everything is fine now.
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    Solar water heater temp gauges

    My system has three gauges on it. All three seemed to have died. Read 220 all the time. They are Pasco 1449, 40 to 240, 2 1/2". Push in to a bushing, so easy to change out. Cheap made. I'm looking for a replacement. Something in a different brand that I can just push in like the Pasco.
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    Leaking shower diverter

    Well I got it worked out. Took some measurements of everything. The Washer for the seat was to thin. Made in china junk. It is suppose to seal off the two chambers, but being to thin it wasn't. It looked like another of the same washer would fill up the space. Of course store didn't carry it. I...
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